John And Marlena's
Under The Sea:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After thirteen beleaguered years, Salem supercouple John and Marlena finally tie the knot and fly off into the sunset on DAYS. But tragedy strikes in their honeymoon paradise when the groom 'drowns' in the turbulent Hawaiian surf.
John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena's (Deidre Hall) new life together begins to unfold like a fairytale. After their romantic wedding, the groom carries his new wife aboard his private jet, which is scattered throughout with flowers. Marlena gasps in awe, kissing her new husband passionately as he reveals the secret honeymoon destination - Hawaii.
The couple makes a toast to eternal love and John tenderly carries his bride to a petal-laden bed. For the first time in Salem history, John and Marlena make love as husband and wife. (OOPS! This is wrong. It wasn't the first time that John and Marlena made love as husband and wife. In 1986, John found out that he was Marlena's husband Roman Brady, who was presumed dead after being pushed off a cliff by Stefano. On August 22, 1986 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Roman and Marlena had a ceremony for the reaffirmation of their wedding vows.)
Arriving at the Hawaii beach house, Marlena is speechless to find John has already had their suite filled with fragrant flowers. As the calming sound of the ocean fills their room, John seductively hand-feeds his soulmate strawberries and whipped cream. (OOPS! This is wrong. John and Marlena didn't stay in a beach house; they stayed in a hotel. John had some trouble finding strawberries in Hawaii, so the hotel where he and Marlena were staying put pineapple in the bottom of the bowl, with one big strawberry on top of the pineapple. So he seductively hand-feeds her mostly pineapple dipped in whipped cream.)
At last Marlena speaks of the fear that's been plaguing her for weeks. She tells John that she thought Gina (Kristian Alfonso) would ruin their big day. She says Gina's love for him is obvious and she was scared John might remember he was in love with Gina too. The stressed psychiatrist admits she's glad to be far from Salem and the problems of others.
As a fiery tropical sun heralds a new day, Marlena begins to relax. After breakfast in bed, the newlyweds head to the beach. In playful scenes, John and Marlena chase each other into a secluded cove and fall onto the sand, kissing passionately. The lovers are oblivious to everything - until a big wave dampens their passion.
Alone on the tiny beach, John and Marlena once again recite their wedding vows. Their introspection is shattered by a woman's frantic screams for help out at sea. Heroic John throws himself into the surf, with no thought for his own safety. (OOPS! This is wrong. John and Marlena didn't recite their wedding vows, but John did recite the poem "How Do I Love Thee" to Marlena as a romantic surprise for her. John started the poem, but Marlena later joined in and recited the poem with him.)
As he reaches the woman, she and John are suddenly pulled under. Marlena frantically begs a passing jogger to get help fast. When John fails to surface after several minutes, Marlena faces the heartbreaking conclusion that her husband may be dead.
She refuses to give up hope and convinces the Coast Guard to immediately begin searching for two people. Hours later, the patrol boat returns with no sign of either person. The Coast Guard tells Marlena that a huge tropical storm is rolling in and that the search must be called off for the day. The heartbroken bride returns to her empty hotel suite.
Viewers, however, learn that John isn't dead - he's been kidnapped! When he reached the 'drowning' woman, he was tranquilized by a scuba diver. Dragged out to sea in a net, the unconscious man was then bundled aboard a submarine.
Aboard the submarine, viewers see that the drowning woman was none other than Gina. She's determined to get back her lover, Father John, at any cost.
The cunning woman attempts to turn back the clock fifteen years to 1985, when she and John were lovers, by changing all the calendars.
After deactivating the chip in John's brain, Gina removes his wedding ring and crosses her fingers. There's a tense moment as John awakens.
Gina tells her old flame that she's taken care of everything and that they've escaped from Stefano (Joe Mascolo). John passionately kisses Gina and tells her that 1985 will be the best year of their lives. Viewers will be stunned to see how amoral the new John is as he grabs a shotgun and threatens to shoot Stefano if he tries to stop them. Gina explains that John has been unconscious since she rescued him from Stefano.
In unbelievable scenes, John roughly pulls off Gina's clothes and they make wild, passionate love on the submarine. Afterwards, they engage in some vigorous dirty dancing before making love again.
John relays events that occurred fifteen years ago - but which he believes happened only days before. He explains Stefano held him captive after John overheard him discussing a plan to turn him into Roman Brady. Mercenary John ironically laughs that he can't imagine being "a doughnut-eating, by-the-book cop with a headshrinker (Marlena) for a wife and three obnoxious kids."
John tells Gina that as soon as they recover the money from the safe deposit box in Lugano and get Greta (Julianne Morris) back, they'll become man and wife.
Back on shore, a torn and bloody item of clothing washes up. Marlena is horrified when she realizes they're the shorts John was wearing when he disappeared. The devastated woman is forced to consider the fact that her soulmate may be dead. (OOPS! This is wrong. When John heard the woman screaming, he took off his shirt but kept his pants on, so the torn and bloody item of clothing was John's pants, not his shorts.)
Australia's TV SOAP, 2/10/03